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Crucial Ballistix Sport LT Red DDR4-2400 Memory Review

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Crucial Ballistix Sport LT Red DDR4-2400 Benchmark Results

In testing the Crucial Ballistix Sport LT Red DDR4 32GB (8GBx4), I used some of the popular benchmarking tools available, namely: AIDA64 Memory Benchmark, SiSoft Sandra and RealBench 2.4. Note that all four sticks are installed on the motherboard, same with the OC tests. Also, the other memory kits mentioned on the graph below were tested on the same test bench. Below are the results I got during my tests.

AIDA64 Engineer
Memory bandwidth benchmarks (Memory Read, Memory Write, Memory Copy) measure the maximum achievable memory data transfer bandwidth. The code behind these benchmark methods are written in Assembly and they are extremely optimized for every popular AMD, Intel and VIA processor core variants by utilizing the appropriate x86/x64, x87, MMX, MMX+, 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE4.1, AVX, and AVX2 instruction set extension.

The Memory Latency benchmark measures the typical delay when the CPU reads data from system memory. Memory latency time means the penalty measured from the issuing of the read command until the data arrives to the integer registers of the CPU.

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2400 32GB AIDA64 Memory Benchmark

SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2016
SiSoftware Sandra is a 32- and 64-bit client/server Windows system analyzer that includes benchmarking, testing and listing modules. It tries to go beyond other utilities to show you more of what is really going on under the hood so you draw comparisons at both a high and low-level in a single product. You can get information about the CPU, GPGPU, chipset, video adapter (GPU), ports, printers, sound card, memory, network, Windows internals even .NET and Java.

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2400 32GB SiSoft Memory Bandwidth

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2400 32GB SiSoft Memory Latency

RealBench 2.4
Realbench is a benchmark that uses open source applications and simple scripting to simulate real-world performance of a PC system. It’s designed for to show the difference: Before and after a PC upgrade. To gauge the real effect of an overclock.

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2400 32GB RealBench Benchmark

Based on the benchmark results above, bumping the memory clock speed of the Ballistix Sport LT to 3000MHz from 2400MHz did result to a (slightly) better performance as seen on the AIDA64 memory benchmark. The difference is not that huge, but it gave the Ballistix Sport LT a boost in read and write speeds. Its performance was a little bit or almost on par with the more expensive Klevv Cras DDR4 running at 3000MHz.

Surprisingly, during the RealBench 2.4 benchmarking, the Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 at 2400MHz was able to perform on par with the other memory kits running on 2800MHz. Overclocking the memory kit to 3000MHz yielded a little bit more performance improvement in multitasking test and encoding. But the difference is not that huge and in real life experience it may be unnoticeable at all.

Let’s continue to the next page and conclude this review…

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